Speaker Date Topic
PDG Chris Wright Aug 15, 2022 12:15 PM
Regionalisation
Regionalisation

Regionalisation is the most important issue on Rotary Governance to appear in the last 10 years.

Distrrict Regionalisation Representative PDG Chris Wright will address our club as guest speaker to help us understand just what is proposed in preparation for the club's vote between September and November.

Dr Andrea Henden Aug 22, 2022 12:30 PM
Medical
Medical
Dr Andrea Henden will join us to talk about her work.
Dr Heden is an early career clinician scientist. She is currently a research officer in the Translational Cancer Immunotherapy Laboratory, developing CAR T cell therapies for blood cancers. Her PhD was completed in the Bone Marrow Transplantation Laboratory at QIMR Berghofer where she studied factors controlling Graft-versus-Host Disease and Graft-versus-Leukaemia affects.
Dr Henden also holds a position as a staff specialist in Haematology and Bone Marrow Transplantation at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. Her current research spans both clinical research and translational and basic science research, with the goal of ultimately improving outcomes for patients with malignant haematological disorders.
Dr Mary Crawford Aug 29, 2022 12:30 PM
QUT's Pathways to Politics for Women
QUT's Pathways to Politics for Women
Dr Mary Crawford will talk about QUT's Pathways to Politics for Women.
" As the only program of its kind in Queensland, QUT's Pathways to Politics Program for Women is a national, proudly non-partisan initiative that aims to change the face of politics by equipping women with the skills, knowledge, confidence, and networks they need to run for elected office and thrive as political leaders."
Dr Ivor Harris Sep 05, 2022 12:30 PM
Rotarians Against Malaria
Rotarians Against Malaria

We are hosting Dr Harris: a member of the Rotary Club of KippaRing-NorthLakes and is an experienced malaria researcher with a wealth of experience. He is also the National RAM Scientific Committee Coordinator.
 

Rotarians Against Malaria Australia (RAM) are volunteers who are passionate about eliminating malaria in our partner countries.
Please get in touch if you would like to attend.

Stephen Beckett Sep 12, 2022 12:30 PM
Brisbane Airport Community Aviation Consultation Group
Brisbane Airport Community Aviation Consultation Group
Stephen Beckett is Head of Public Affairs at Brisbane Airport.
He will share some of the insights that have come from the Brisbane Airport Community Aviation Consultation Group (BACACG)
It is a consultative forum designed to bring together government, the aviation industry, and the community to discuss a range of topics including aircraft noise, airport developments, airport operations and Terminal access.
Dr Ash Rahimi Sep 26, 2022 12:30 PM
Computer Science
Computer Science

"Dr. Ash (Afshin) Rahimi is a lecturer at the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, University of Queensland. He received his B.S. degree in computer science (2006) and M.S. degree in computational linguistics (2013) both from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran. He worked in industry between 2006 and 2010. He achieved his PhD from The University of Melbourne (2018) focusing on social media user geolocation, and then worked as a research fellow on NLP for low-resource languages and medical literature. He regularly publishes his research results in top NLP conferences such as ACL, EMNLP, and NAACL."

Scott McDougall {QLD's Human Rights Commissioner} Oct 10, 2022 12:30 PM
Human Rights
Human Rights
Scott McDougall commenced as Commissioner on 8 October 2018.
Prior to his appointment he was the Director and Principal Solicitor at Caxton Legal Centre Inc. in Brisbane.
Since admission to legal practice in 1993 he has advocated on behalf of communities and conducted litigation particularly in the areas of discrimination, native title, criminal law, guardianship and coronial inquiries.
Mr McDougall has overseen the design and implementation of numerous legal and social work service programs and was the President of the Queensland Association of Independent Legal Services from 2009 to 2013.
He has undertaken several projects facilitating engagement between governments and communities including working with the Palm Island Aboriginal Shire Council to prepare the Palm Island Future Direction Report (2006) and overseeing the G20 Independent Legal Observers Project (2014).
Open to the public. Get in contact if you would like to attend.
Professor Pankaj Sah Oct 24, 2022 12:30 PM
Queensland Brain Institute (QBI)
Queensland Brain Institute (QBI)
"Professor Pankaj Sah is Director of the Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) at The University of Queensland (UQ).
He is renowned for his work in understanding the neural circuitry of the amygdala, an area of the brain that plays a central role in learning and memory formation. Dysfunction of the amygdala leads to a host of anxiety-related disorders.
His laboratory uses a combination of molecular tools, electrophysiology, anatomical reconstruction, calcium imaging and behavioural studies to examine the electrophysiological signatures of different brain regions and their impact on disease.
Recently, his laboratory has been working with patients undergoing electrode implantation for deep brain stimulation, which is used to treat a variety of disorders such as Parkinson's disease, Tourette's syndrome and essential tremor.
Melina Skidmore Oct 31, 2022 12:30 PM
Philanthropy
Philanthropy

Melina Skidmore is the President of the QUT student club, QUT Impact. 

Ms Skidmore will be talking about the state of philanthropy. 

Bonnie Ho Nov 07, 2022 12:30 PM
Coercive Control
Coercive Control
Ms Bonnie Ho is currently in the very early stages of PhD research on using public education to raise awareness about coercive control.
Coercive control is a subtle form of abuse characterised as a pattern of behaviours used by an intimate partner to micro-regulate the other into submissiveness, and can result in lifelong psychological and physical harm.
Ms Ho is a psychologist, and has worked in safety psychology and health advertising research at QUT for the past 10 years.
 
Senator Paul Scarr Nov 14, 2022
Economics
Economics
Senator Paul Scarr will talk about his work on economic policy. 
 
Giving an overview of the economic issues facing Australia, particularly Queensland. 
 
 
Paul Hobbs Nov 28, 2022 12:30 PM
Meals On Wheels
Meals On Wheels

Paul Hobbs will talk about changes that are happening across Meals on Wheels broadly, and specifically within the service which cover Brisbane North

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